UK Therapy

The 4 Golden Rules To Finding The Right Therapist

James Mallinson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Mallinson

With more and more of us going to see a therapist, how do you find the best therapist for you? Having made the decision to be brave and smart enough to seek help in the first place and perhaps selecting the type of therapy that best suits your needs, how do you go about choosing the one you want to work with?

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

For plunging much-needed therapy money into these projects will inevitably take it away from therapy services located where they should be - in organisations where the goals of therapy can freely be decided by the person who really matters, the person suffering.

Why Changing Your Fixed Ideas Is Important for You, Your Children and Everyone Else

Michael Carthy | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Yes, it is a choice to stubbornly stick to an idea that you believe to be true even if those ideas have stopped serving their purpose. More often than not we refuse to budge, we refuse to even broach the subject - we will not change our mind and that is it. We might make a decision to believe something at ten years old and refuse to budge one inch, invariably taking that belief to our grave.

Mental Health in the Next 50 Years: "It's More Than Just Changing Hearts and Mind'

Willem Kuyken | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Willem Kuyken

In my parent's generation there was a sea change in health behaviour. Not so long ago smoking was considered normal, diets were conducive to heart disease and exercise was a marginal pursuit. In just fifty years most people acknowledge the importance of exercise and diet. Smoking has become a marginal pursuit. There has been a huge tipping point.

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Laura Maisey | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I'm going to do something I'm not used to doing online. I'm going to talk about mental health, mine specifically. The importance of talking about mental health cannot be under-estimated and I am writing this as a way of feeding into the larger movement toward more open unprejudiced discussion.

How I Overcame My Mental Health Issues

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

My mental health issues improved because I didn't give up on them and I didn't get let them own me - I kept learning about them and about myself, and I kept looking for the underlying causes of the symptoms.

Writing Poetry for Addiction Recovery - A Case Study

Annabel Burn | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Poetry has been in the news due to its usefulness in therapy, helping the traumatised, the bereaved, and those who just have difficulty expressing themselves through normal conversation. Perhaps less well known is the use of poetry in helping people recovering from addiction. Emotional pain is part of the wreckage of addiction and using poetry to unlock shame, anger, anxiety and low self-esteem can produce remarkable results.

Book Review - Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

Will Black | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Black

Because We Are Bad is a harrowing account of a girl's struggle to make sense of the world and contend with distressing thoughts and perceptions that constantly tore into her mind and life. A complex silent battle being fought day and night for many years, while trying desperately to fit in without betraying her secrets and the world coming crashing down.

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

How Can We Improve Access to Services for Children and Young People's Mental Health?

Andrew Graley | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Andrew Graley

The therapists working with our children and young adults do a fantastic job, often in difficult conditions. They are known as the Cinderella Service in the UK NHS because of the low budget they receive. Sharing the therapist expertise and giving them the tools to reach more of those in need will undoubtedly help to intervene earlier.

Anything More Than Nothing Is Something

Trevor Silvester | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

You can't negotiate with success. You either do what it requires, or it goes to someone else. Usually that's the person who doesn't care that they're tired, who starts earlier or works later, who turns off the TV, who sacrifices 'me time', who finds a way around every obstacle.

Chemical Castration - or Compassion for Paedophiles?

Dr Sarah D Goode | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Dr Sarah D Goode

Every paedophile was once somebody's little child, a member of somebody's family. To imagine that they are somehow distinct from us, that they are 'those monsters over there' is a fairy-story we can no longer afford to believe.

Is the Future Digital for Psychological Therapies?

Sarah Bateup | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Bateup

Examination of the work of over 200 CBT therapists working online using written communication demonstrates that those therapists that get the best results are the ones adhering to evidence-based treatment plans. It has never been possible to demonstrate this before with certainty.

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

The Important Role Pets Can Play for Someone With a Serious Illness

Anikka Burton | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

The bond between humans and animals is amazing. In many households, pets are an important part of the family dynamic, but in others they are have an even more important role.

'Cancel The Sunshine' - How Writing Became a Coping Method for My Anxiety and Depression

Chantelle Dusette | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chantelle Dusette

Depression bubbling under the surface, or hovering above, never seen by any, only felt by me. I was used to it. Familiar. At times I would think, "I need to sort this out" and alcohol would come along, "remember our agreement? I can take care of this for you." And it did.

EMDR Therapy: How Looking Left-To-Right Could Banish Traumatic Memories

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? While it might sound...

The Duchess of Cambridge Is Right - Young Minds Really Do Matter

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

This is particularly notable with younger audiences, who have really started to acknowledge the importance of adopting a patient and respectful attitude to mental health issues. This of course has its roots in their family life, education, and popular culture, which have collectively moved forward in a very positive way.

Rachel Moss

A Paintbrush Can Be All It Takes To Help A Troubled Child Express Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult. So, for a child with limited language sk...

Virtual Therapy Could Help People With Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new therapy that transports patients into a virtual world has been found to help people with depression. During the therapy, patients wear a head...

The Aftermath of Christmas on a Relationship and Family

Heather Montoute | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heather Montoute

As a nation, we seem to put ourselves under more and more pressure each year to make Christmas better and to try and make people happy - and as a result we make ourselves miserable.

6 Things People Who Go To Therapy Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're going through a difficult time or have an ongoing mental health issue, talking through your thoughts with a therapist can be a big help...

Why January Can Be a Confidence Crushing Month

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The media have coined the term 'Blue Monday' to describe the feeling that can overwhelm us mid-January. January is meant to be the first month of a blossoming new year, but for many of us it throws a spotlight on all the aspects of our life we aren't satisfied with.

Thriving

Laura Humphreys | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

It's been six weeks since I started the Thrive Programme with Thrive with Amy. I was due my final session on Tuesday but, due to viral nasties knocki...